1. Evan Mathis' Release Pushes Chip Kelly Ever Closer to Epic Boom-or-Bust in 2015

    Well, I'll say this for Philadelphia Eagles grand poobah Chip Kelly: The man isn't one for sitting on his hands. A new quarterback. A new running back. A revamped wide receiver corps and defense...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 3 months ago 45,490 reads 276 comments

  2. 2015 Fantasy Football: Rookies Making Immediate Impact in OTAs

    All across the National Football League, organized team activities are underway. Not only do those OTAs offer veteran players a chance to dip their toes back into the workout waters ...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 3 months ago 44,565 reads 48 comments

  3. Why Shane Vereen Could Be One of the NFL's Biggest Breakout Stars of 2015

    When you ask fans to start rattling off names of the offensive stars for the New York Giants , odds are quarterback Eli Manning will be the first name you hear. After all, the 34-year-old has twice led the Giants to victory in the Super Bowl...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 3 months ago 26,768 reads 74 comments

  4. Predicting the Next Wave of NFL Megadeals at Every Position

    There's no question what an NFL player's favorite day is. Game day. And it's not just because on game day players across the NFL get to play the sport they love at the highest possible level...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 3 months ago 38,362 reads 115 comments

  5. Predicting Fantasy Football's Biggest Busts at Every Position in 2015

    Earlier this week, I pointed out some of the biggest potential draft-day values in fantasy football in 2015. Well, there's a flip side to that coin. A dark side of the moon...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 3 months ago 11,251 reads 14 comments

  6. Loss of 49ers' Anthony Davis Only Increases Pressure on Colin Kaepernick in 2015

    Did someone in San Francisco break a mirror? Perhaps leave their shoes on the counter? Walk under a ladder? How about opening an umbrella inside the team's headquarters in Santa Clara? ...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 3 months ago 58,358 reads 259 comments

  7. Predicting Fantasy Football's Biggest Draft-Day Steals in 2015

    Value. It's the name of the game in fantasy football. Get good value with your fantasy draft picks, and you'll be setting your team up nicely for a playoff run. Get great value, and that playoff run could become a fantasy championship...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 3 months ago 49,742 reads 52 comments

  8. NFL Super-Agent: Biggest Threat to Game 'Sense That It's Rigged'

    Agent Leigh Steinberg is a bona fide NFL legend. Since representing his first client (former college friend and Atlanta Falcons No...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 3 months ago 43,073 reads 16 comments

  9. Can LeSean McCoy Survive Another 300-Plus-Carry NFL Season?

    Over the past several seasons, there haven't been many more productive running backs in the National Football League than LeSean McCoy...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 3 months ago 11,840 reads 39 comments

  10. Falcons' Ground Game Key to Successful NFC South Run in 2015

    The Atlanta Falcons had more than a few problems in 2014, but at first glance offense wasn't one of them. The team ranked a respectable eighth in the NFL in that regard, piling up nearly 380 yards a game...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 3 months ago 4,986 reads 34 comments

  11. Why Travis Kelce Is Primed for a Breakout Season in 2015

    In 2014, the Kansas City Chiefs passing game was many things. Good was not one of them. The team ranked 29th in the NFL in passing yardage. Twenty-seventh in passing touchdowns...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 3 months ago 26,414 reads 80 comments

  12. Will Ryan Clady's Injury Torpedo Peyton Manning's Shot at Another Super Bowl?

    For most of the 2014 season, the Denver Broncos appeared headed for a second straight Super Bowl appearance...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 3 months ago 133,796 reads 221 comments

  13. Predicting NFL Records That Will Fall During the 2015 Season

    Records are made to be broken, or so the old saying goes. That certainly holds true in the National Football League. Not a season goes by where we don't see records fall, be they the sort set in a single year or those that take a career to surpass...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 3 months ago 88,741 reads 185 comments

  14. With Tough Decisions Ahead, Seahawks' Championship Window Might Be Closing

    Over the past several years, the Seattle Seahawks have risen to power as the most dominant team in the NFC...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 4 months ago 52,528 reads 218 comments

  15. Is Odell Beckham Jr. Destined for Regression Regardless of 'Madden Curse'?

    Dark, sinister clouds are gathering over the Big Apple. Evil forces are at work, forces set on completely and utterly destroying the NFL 's most explosive rookie from a season ago...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 4 months ago 32,296 reads 231 comments

  16. Fantasy Football Rankings 2015: Early Breakdown of the Top 25 QBs

    In the NFL , there is no position more important than quarterback. Teams that have great ones usually do well. Teams that don't? Well, look at the Cleveland Browns, who haven't had a decent one in over two decades...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 4 months ago 60,389 reads 206 comments

  17. NFL Stars with the Most to Prove in 2015

    With free agency and the 2015 NFL draft both in the rearview mirror, the focus has shifted across the National Football League. Up to now, it was all about assembling this year's teams...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 4 months ago 254,630 reads 489 comments

  18. Dante Fowler's Season-Ending Injury Latest Blow to Hard-Luck Jaguars

    The Jacksonville Jaguars haven't had much luck in the first round of the NFL draft in recent years. Blaine Gabbert. Justin Blackmon. Luke Joeckel. Bust, bust and sure looks like a bust so far...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 4 months ago 100,232 reads 237 comments

  19. Expert Consensus NFL Rookie Award Predictions

    Prognostication is defined as "the act of forecasting or predicting (something future) from present indications or signs...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 4 months ago 298,293 reads 574 comments

  20. Remembering Ed Reed's Legendary NFL Career

    Not since the end of the 2012 season has safety Ed Reed donned the purple and black of the Baltimore Ravens, prowling the back end of the defense...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 4 months ago 15,568 reads 53 comments

  21. Cowboys' Failure to Address RB in NFL Draft Will Be Team's Undoing in 2015

    Each year in the NFL draft, there are picks that leave fans and pundits alike scratching their heads. It never fails. 2015 was no exception. However, for the Dallas Cowboys , it wasn't so much the picks they made as the one they didn't...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 4 months ago 28,175 reads 371 comments

  22. Updated Fantasy Football Positional Rankings: Post-Draft

    It's almost go time, people. The 2015 NFL draft is in the books, but while the curtain has fallen in Chicago, it will soon be rising again in man caves and watering holes across the land...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 4 months ago 42,477 reads 92 comments

  23. Nate Boyer Has Beaten Odds Before, Don't Bet Against Seahawks' Newest Player

    Every year during the NFL draft, we hear about players who have taken the "scenic route." Troubled childhoods. Run-ins with the law. Community college...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 4 months ago 121,437 reads 87 comments

  24. Jaelen Strong Falls into Perfect Situation as Texans' 3rd-Round Pick

    When Arizona State wide receiver Jaelen Strong fell from the first round of the 2015 NFL draft, it was considered a disappointment for the 6'2" 217-pounder...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 4 months ago 4,375 reads 1 comments

  25. Is Eddie Goldman the Answer to Bears' Embarrassing Defensive Woes?

    Last year, the Chicago Bears were a hot mess defensively. The team ranked 30th in total defense and 31st in scoring defense...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 4 months ago 30,112 reads 64 comments